Kung

noun
\ ˈku̇ŋ How to pronounce Kung (audio) , ˈküŋ; in !Kung the initial sound is a type of click \
plural Kung

Definition of Kung

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of a people of southern Africa usually preceded in writing by !
2 : the Khoisan language of the !Kung people usually preceded in writing by !

Kung

biographical name
\ ˈgüŋ How to pronounce Kung (audio) \

Definition of Kung (Entry 2 of 2)

Prince 1833–1898 Manchu statesman

First Known Use of Kung

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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